As somebody who lives in a very dry climate, I often receive lotion as a gift, and I recently received a tube of Calgon’s 24 Hour Moisture Body Lotion. The tube is almost gone, which is probably a good sign, because half of the lotion I receive doesn’t end up getting used at all because it just doesn’t work well, or because it smells absolutely horrible. Calgon’s lotion both works okay and smells pleasant, leading me to give it a couple thumbs up.
The particular variety of Calgon’s 24 Hour Moisture Body Lotion that I received is a 6 oz tube of the “Perfect Bliss” scent. I’m not entirely sure how to characterize the scent – I’m not sure what bliss smells like, much less of the perfect variety, and I’m inclined to think it isn’t this. It has a picture of a beach on the front of the tube, and the lotion itself is light blue in color, so I’m guessing they were going for what other brands might call “Ocean Breeze” or something generic like that. It has a bit of a flowery scent to it, but not overpoweringly so, and as a young person, I don’t feel like an old lady when I wear it.
Calgon’s body lotion itself is quite effective. It is definitely more of a lotion consistency than a cream, going on wet and lightly, but (at least for my dry skin) is absorbed almost immediately, leaving my skin very pleasantly soft. I don’t think that I actually manage to go 24 hours between applications (although that might be because of the exceedingly dry climate), but applications in the morning and evening on my arms and legs are sufficient. I’m using it on my hands pretty much all day because washing my hands always leaves them feeling quite dry. It has both aloe and vitamin E in it, which makes me confident that my skin is getting conditioned.
My only complaint about the Calgon body lotion is that the design of the tube is not very friendly to quick use throughout the day. It stands on a lid at the bottom, but instead of a flip-top lid, it screws on. This works okay when I’m using a lot of it on my arms and legs, because I just unscrew the lid, get the lotion I need, and lay the tube on its side as I put it on, squeezing more out as needed, before screwing the lid back on when I’m done. However, when I’m just wanting a squirt of lotion to put on my hands during the day, it takes longer than I’d like to unscrew the lid, and then it is kind of difficult to screw it back on while I have either a squirt of lotion in the palm of my hand or slippery lotion all over my hands. Aside from the design of the tube, I have very few complaints about the lotion, and would recommend it to anybody who needs a good body lotion and enjoys being lightly scented.